The State of Alabama has passed a law called the American and Alabama Laws and Alabama Courts Amendment, which purportedly prohibits state courts from applying...
...any law, rule or legal code system used outside of the United States or by any other people, group or culture different from the people of the United States or the States of Alabama.
Students of jural societies are familiar with the concept of Conflict of Laws, which formally recognizes that a person who is not obligated by a certain law, or subject to the jurisdiction of a given court, has rights which would not be afforded to a person who is subject.
Here's an example of Conflict of Law.
Remember when the united states of America had a national 55mph speed limit? That's what people thought, anyway, but it wasn't true. Congress passed a 55mph speed limit which effected the United States (you know, that 10-square-mile area known as District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and submitted it to the States for their approval. Further, the feds told the States that if they did not approve it, they would have their federal highway funds cut off. Wyoming told the Feds to go screw themselves.
Now, suppose you were back in that time, and you were driving 70mph in Wyoming, and you were arrested by the FBI for speeding.
When they take you into court, you argue Conflict of Law on two counts:
- You were in Wyoming, which never ratified the law.
- The FBI is a federal police force, which has no jurisdiction over traffic offenses.
Here's another example: Let's suppose a State Cop from California arrests you in Colorado for possession of marijuana. Does he have a case? This, too, is Conflict of Law.
This is being styled as an Anti-Sharia-Law statute, and that seems to be how it was sold to the public. However, it is potentially much more dangerous than that. Is this an opening salvo in government's attempt to codify a one-style-fits-all legal standing for everyone? I don't know. What do you think? Here's the article:
Alabama Passes "No Sharia" Amendment to State Constitution – Part of Pro-American Election Day Tsunami
by Rick Wells
Original link: http://wp.me/p2Jq2P-n1E
Alabama is a beautiful state with a population that is largely rooted in common sense and patriotism, "clinging bitterly" to their traditional American values. That might be seen as a negative in some areas of the country, particularly in the Northeast, DC, or West Coast liberal cesspools, but in Alabama, it's a source of pride. They still understand what it means to be an American, what representative government is and they reject the socialism, the political correctness and nanny state that many of the "enlightened" among us have chosen to embrace.
In the elections of Tuesday, in which the Republican victories issued a cease and desist order to the socialist fundamental transformation, the people of Alabama also stood up for the sanctity of America's judicial system and against the trend to internationalize or subdivide our laws based upon the views of those subject to them.
The citizens of Alabama spoke by passing a constitutional amendment which prohibits the use of any foreign laws in state courts. The amendment was sponsored by Republican state Sen. Gerald Allen, a Baptist deacon.
It is similar in content to a measure he proposed in 2011, with one major exception. In its earlier incarnation, the proposed amendment specifically banned the use of Sharia Law, a flaw which was deemed to have made it unconstitutional and kept it off of the ballot.
This time around, there was no specific mention of any particular law, with all foreign laws being equal offenders. The amendment called the "American and Alabama Laws and Alabama Courts Amendment," prohibits state courts from applying "any law, rule or legal code system used outside of the United States or by any other people, group or culture different from the people of the United States or the States of Alabama."
Having removed the specific references to Islam, the amendment was placed on the ballot and the voters approved. Allen said in an interview on Alabama Public Radio, "We as a legislature felt like it's important to bring this before the people of Alabama to let their voice be heard because we're living in a changing world."
We also have a "president" who is seeking to radically change America at hyper speed. Preemptive responses to the gathering threat are a huge part of the mosaic of actions that will help to prevent the destruction from within by the socialists in power. Nicely done, Alabama.
Rick Wells is a conservative writer who recognizes that our nation, our Constitution and our traditions are under a full scale assault from multiple threats. Please “Like” him on Facebook, “Follow” him on Twitter or visit www.rickwells.us
If you contact Mr. Wells about this, please be gentle. Most people have no knowledge of the concept of Conflict of Laws.